Horticulture Programs

Orchids

Have you looked with wonder at orchids, but decided they were too complicated to try at home? In this program, we will cover the conditions you need to provide to help your orchids thrive. We’ll learn about proper water and fertilizer management, light and temperature requirements, and how to coax them to flower again. This event is in-person and will not be recorded.

December 21, 2023 – 10am and 6pm, Marathon County Public Library – Wausau Branch. Register at https://go.wisc.edu/52an46 for the 10am program. Register at https://go.wisc.edu/p9t3kx for the 6pm program. Contact janell.wehr@wisc.edu with any questions. Free program.


Wildlife Damage Primer

Worried about rabbits nibbling on your woody ornamental plants over winter? Chipmunks or squirrels terrorize your garden beds? Confused about best tactics for combating deer browsing? In this program, we will learn how to apply the concepts of randomness and diversity in tackling wildlife damage in our landscapes. This event is in-person and will not be recorded.

November 15, 2023 – 10am and 6pm, Marathon County Public Library – Wausau Branch. Register at https://go.wisc.edu/sx86ib for the 10am program. Register at https://go.wisc.edu/ggw490 for the 6pm program. Contact janell.wehr@wisc.edu with any questions. Free program.


Winterizing the Lawn and Garden

Learn how to put your garden and lawn to bed. We will cover the steps to prepare perennial and vegetable beds to rest for the winter as well as fall lawn care. In many ways, the work done in the fall is the most important to prevent pests and disease damage. This event is in-person and will not be recorded.

November 15, 2023 – 1pm, Woodson YMCA-The Landing. Call 715-841-1855 to register, for folks 55+. Free to members, $15 for non-members.

For other upcoming events and learning opportunities within the state, see https://hort.extension.wisc.edu/events/

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